"That the Primate be requested to prepare a Pastoral Letter to the Church on self-discipline in relation to the under-privileged of our own country and of the rest of the world to be circulated pre-Lent." CARRIED
"That the House of Bishops requests the Organization Committee to evaluate and reconsider the Canon on the Primacy, coming to grips especially with an evaluation of the present Canon as it relates to the future style of the Primacy. We would request that an in-depth study be made of the pastoral-episcopal privileges of the Primate and that in these deliberations an adequate representation of the House of Bishops be included." CARRIED
"That this House send a message to Archbishop Coggan encouraging him to consider calling another Lambeth Conference and asking him what share of the cost the Canadian Church might be expected to bear." CARRIED
Discussion took place as to whether the House ought to attempt to re-open, on the floor of General Synod, the subject of the next date of Synod. It was decided to take no action.
"That the House of Bishops meet from December third to tenth, 1973." CARRIED
N.B. Because of difficulties which arose in arranging accommodation, it became necessary to schedule the December meeting of the House of Bishops for December 2-7, 1973.
It was generally agreed that, due to the amount of material addressed from General Synod to the House of Bishops, the House meet in Niagara Falls on November 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. The Bishops' wives are invited to accompany their respective husbands.
"That Number 2 be amended to read: 'The Chairman of the four such assemblies shall in each case be a person present who shall have already been appointed to the General Synod Nominating Committee." CARRIED
Bishop Goodman presented items concerning changes in Canon XX as proposed to General Synod.
Moved by: Bishop Goodman
Seconded by: Bishop Short
"That instead of the words put forward in the amendment, we add these words to section 5 of Canon XX:
'In the event of the said Bishop or his successor refusing to terminate such relinquishment and reinstate the priest (or deacon) the said priest (or deacon) may appeal to the Metropolitan of the Province who shall take the necessary Canonical action to judge the case. In the case where the Diocesan is the Metropolitan, the next senior bishop will take the necessary canonical action.'"
After discussion, it was
"We recommend that the Diocesan concerned notify his Metropolitan before he takes such action, and that the said Metropolitan confer with the other Metropolitans to ensure that there is no impediment to the proposed re-instatement." CARRIED
"We recommend that the names of all postulants be registered with the Personnel Office and that the Sponsoring Bishop identify the men whom he will not be able to place within his own Diocese and that this notice be given no later than the beginning of the postulant's final year in seminary." CARRIED
"We recommend that where a Bishop has ordained a Deacon (who would ordinarily proceed to the Priesthood), and the Bishop, for just cause, has not proceeded with ordination to the Priesthood, the said Bishop should advise his Metropolitan of the situation and the reasons therefore and the Metropolitan in his turn shall transmit this advice to the other Metropolitans and notice be given to the Personnel Office. CARRIED